Issue 02 Preview – Unusual Suspects – A Work of Art in Your Pocket Recoil Staff March 8, 2012 0 Comments A good knife is an indispensable tool that is used for everything from busting open that package you just got delivered to getting you out of a tricky situation. Shown here are a range of knives, from one that was designed for close quarters combat to one that includes a retractable, glass breaker. Precisely machined, these pocket-works of art are almost too beautiful to be used…almost. Brand: Colombia River Knife & Tool Model: K.I.S.S.ASSist OAL: 6.75 inches Blade Length: 2.75 inches Weight: 2.5 ounces MSRP: $69 URL: www.crkt.com This knife features a Fire-Safe mechanism that allows for safe and fast, one-hand assisted opening and one-hand closing. Brand: Spartan Blades Model: CQB Tool OAL: 6.94 inches Blade Length: 2.88 inches Weight: 2 ounces MSRP: $160 URL: www.spartanbladesusa.com Designed for close-quarters-grappling situations, this ring dagger comes with its own MOLLE/PALS-compatible kydex sheath. Brand: Spyderco Model: Assist Black Blade OAL: 8.44 inches Blade Length: 3.69 inches Weight: 4 ounces MSRP: $150 URL: www.spyderco.com Made for emergencies, this blunt-nosed knife includes a glass breaker and a whistle, and can be converted to safely cut rope without exposing the knife’s edge to the user. Brand: Benchmade Model: Adamas Folder OAL: 8.7 inches Blade Length: 3.82 inches Weight: 7.7 ounces MSRP: $195 URL: www.benchmade.com Featuring great overall balance, smooth blade operation, and nice grip feel, the individually numbered blade puts this knife over the top.